Ideas City Festival

New York, 2011

Although this proposal is dedicated to the work of Cedric Price,l 1934-2003, the inspiration comes from the architecture used by Yanomami tribes still living in the northern Amazon. Their artifacts exhibit very clear thinking about economy, weight and, of course, sustainability in the most profound way. Their survival after approximately 3,000 years is now threatened and this proposal does not attempt to preserve the Yanomami way of life however, our entry is informed by the tectonics of their structures. We propose a hybrid structure of aluminum tubes, canvas and sandbags that is applicable and complies with all regulations for this type of structure in NYC.